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Iran, US take their nuclear dispute to UN stage

UNITED NATIONS – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brought his nuclear showdown with Western powers to New York on Monday, turning a U.N.

United, Continental to form largest airline

United Airlines has agreed to buy Continental in a $3 billion-plus deal that would create the world's largest carrier with a commanding position in several top U.S. cities.

National Day of Prayer up in the air

The battle over a National Day of Prayer continues in Washington. Congressman Louie Gohmert, who represents parts of East Texas, held a news conference in response to a federal judges ruling last week, that a national day of prayer is unconstituti

Conflicting reports emerge about Russia suspending adoptions

MOSCOW – A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families had been suspended, although other Russian and U.S. officials disputed this.

Mickelson wins Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson soaked up a scene he knows all too well as he climbed the steep hill toward the 18th green at Augusta National to claim another green jacket.

Man holds girlfriend at gunpoint

WACO - A Waco man was arrested Tuesday for holding his girlfriend at gunpoint. Police say Gary Ramsey Junior also hit the woman in the face with the pistol, breaking a tooth and splitting her lip. Authorities also say Ramsey shot the gun away f

In down economy, older moms' births still up in US

ATLANTA – U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm.

Toyota slapped with $16 million fine

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. faces a maximum penalty of more than $16 million, a record civil penalty against an automaker, for failing to promptly notify the U.S.

US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their network